Enroll now for Integrative Technologies & Architectural Design Research M.Sc. Programme (ITECH) October 2019.
ITECH is a multidisciplinary, research-oriented, experiment-based programme shaped around contemporary aspects of the built environment.
The goal of the ITECH programme is to prepare a new generation of students from different disciplines for the continuing advancement of technological and computational processes in the development of the built environment through merging the fields of design, engineering, construction, and natural sciences.
By combining an intensive, critical, and analytical approach to computational design simulation and fabrication processes, the ITECH programme focuses on challenging the design space boundaries of current contemporary architectural and engineering practice. It seeks to examine the techniques, methods, and theories of design in engineering, robotics, digital manufacturing, material science, and biology.
The programme is open to students with a recognized Bachelor degree in architecture, architectural science, civil/structural engineering, urban planning, biology or biomimetics, environmental engineering or similar engineering or natural science degrees. All the programme courses are instructed in English.
Applications for enrollment in October 2019 are accepted until February 15th, 2019.
Posted on 14 December 2018 | 12:51 pm
Kinetica is a Mexican design studio focused on the development of custom solutions for non-standard architectural challenges, with a work that spans from consultancy services, design, and engineering, to manufacturing, production, and installation. They are looking for talented designers with extensive knowledge in Rhino, interested in fabrication, construction, computational design, complex geometries, and robotic fabrication.
Qualifications and requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in architecture/industrial design/engineering.
- Proficiency in 3D modeling with Rhino.
- Excellent communication skills in English (both verbal and in writing).
- Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
- Knowledge of macros/scripting in Rhino is a plus.
- Advanced knowledge in Grasshopper is a plus.
To apply, please send your CV and Portfolios to Leonardo Nuevo-Arenas.
Posted on 13 December 2018 | 10:52 am
The University of Stuttgart will establish its new Cluster of Excellence Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC) in 2019. With an initial funding period of seven years, the Cluster of Excellence is the most significant and substantial grant awarded by the German Research Foundation DFG. For the very first time, a Cluster of Excellence has been awarded to the field of Architecture. It will contribute to establishing one of the biggest research centers in the field globally.
Posted on 12 December 2018 | 9:30 am
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Yes, surfboards in York, Maine. And yes, Maine has sandy beaches and consistent rolling waves. And the wetsuits help.
Grain Surfboards has combined tech and handcrafting to produced a high-end surfboard. They've derived an approach from both the subtractive process of board-shaping in California and the boat-building techniques of New England.
It's a light and hollow, strong and beautiful warm-hued wooden surfboard.
So, reverse engineering is part of their business. Formerly, this was done with hand-drawn sketches, and it was time-consuming and challenging. They now use DotProduct handheld 3D scanners for this, working out a good workflow from the scan data to Rhino. The meshed data is converted to a NURBS surface within Rhino.
Learn about the company's start and learn a little history of surfboard making while you are at it: Bloomberg article and video.
Or you can go to Maine and build your own surfboard: YouTube WMUR NH Chronicle.
Posted on 11 December 2018 | 12:08 pm
With Rhino and Grasshopper they have been able to experiment with the different possibilities of segmentation and sizing of the tables. These digital tools have enabled them to easily separate the vectors of each serial plane, and proceed to cut them in a CNC machine.
To see more of their works follow Motsi Parametric Design on Facebook and Instagram: @motsi.design
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 11 December 2018 | 9:30 am
FORM and FORCE (Barcelona, October 7-10, 2019), a joint International Conference incorporating:
IASS Symposium 2019
60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
Structural Membranes 2019
8th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures
Following the customary celebration of the IASS Symposium every ten years in Spain and the Structural Membranes Conference every four years in Barcelona, the organizers have found an outstanding opportunity to merge both communities into a joint international conference that aims to provide a forum for state-of-the-art contributions and fruitful discussion in the broad fields of shell, spatial, tension and inflatable structures.
Competition and exhibition of innovative lightweight structures: An invitation for artists, designers, engineers, and researchers
Internationally recognized and celebrated artists, designers, engineers, and researchers in cooperation with top universities from all over the world are invited to participate in a contest and exhibition of innovative lightweight structures. The structures must display a strong vision of structural design and innovation. They should demonstrably be the result of structural engineering focused research projects.
The exhibition aims to show new insights into structural typologies, through the design of a pavilion. The pavilions will be exhibited in the summer of 2019 and during the joint IASS - Structural Membranes Form and Force 2019 symposium in Barcelona. During the conference the contest jury, chaired by the president of the IASS, will award a prize to the most innovative realized structure.
The competition brief is to design an innovative lightweight pavilion, of maximum external dimensions 4x4x4m. It must be transportable and fit into six boxes each with a maximum external size of 1x0.75x0.65m and maximum weight of 32kg (total pavilion 192kg). The structure should reflect the structural engineering research of the submitting team. Each structure will be judged by examining the production techniques, materiality, level of structural innovation, constructability, transportability, architectural expression, and overall originality of the finished pavilion. The choices of materials, manufacturing methods, erection techniques, and so forth are at the entire discretion of each team. Innovative ideas and prototype methodologies that push the boundaries of construction are strongly encouraged.
Posted on 11 December 2018 | 4:07 am
Announcing Car Body Design's very first live webinar on Dec 13. It will present an overview of Grasshopper for Rhino and how designers can use its parametric/procedural capabilities to enhance their creative workflow.
Marco Traverso is an engineer and 3D designer with over 15 years of experience with Rhinoceros, as well as founder of Car Body Design. In the past 5 years he has worked on the development of workflows and tools for integrating the parametric capabilities of Grasshopper into the 3D concept design pipeline.
In this webinar, Marco will introduce the user interface and the basic principles. He will present a practical demonstration creating a 3D automotive grille, and will show several examples of parametric design tools and their applications.
Posted on 10 December 2018 | 4:51 am
CHAM is excited to announce the launch of RhinoCFD v2.0! This new update aims to really simplify the setup process of simulations as well as highlighting convergence parameters so users can readily determine the validity of their simulations. The upgrade is free for all current holders of a commercial or academic RhinoCFD license.
Posted on 10 December 2018 | 1:11 am
- Tuesday-Thursday, February 5-7: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
- Tuesday-Thursday, February 12-14: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
All times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST). Calculate your time zone here.
- Rhino 6 for Windows software installed. The instructor will be using this version.
- Plugins: Flamingo nXt, VisualARQ, and LANDS Design for Rhino (wip).
- Rhino 5 for Windows or Mac is not acceptable software for this class.
- A stable and fast Internet connection.
- A headset/microphone combo.
Posted on 7 December 2018 | 1:49 pm
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Jan 23-27, 2019, in Beirut: Vertical Variables V3.0 Workshop by DesignMorphine
Vertical Variables V3.0 will focus on the applications of parametric modeling techniques in towers and skyscrapers in collaboration with
Designkultur. The participants will be guided in developing skills on computational design and parametric strategies which will lead to form finding and optimization through various parameters. The workshop aims to provide participants with the new paradigm of architecture and urban design processes.
This approach enables designers and architects to overcome the imposition of a prefixed form and thus discover and create more compelling and enhanced designs. Through algorithms, participants will discover the benefits of variable connected systems to create mass customization processes in order to create architecture. The workshop goal is for the participants to have a final result – a skyscraper design in Beirut.
Feb 20-23 in Vienna: Algorithmic Accessories V4.0 Workshop by DesignMorphine
Fabrication with 21st-century machinery is increasingly becoming a vital skill for those working in all branches of design, from architecture to furniture or fashion. Some require large apparatus and some only a small-scale 3D printer.
By learning how to design and how to build in the micro world, one can understand the basics of digital fabrication. So, the Algorithmic Accessories V4.0 Workshop is not only for jewelry designers but for all who are interested in pairing computational design with real-life, buildable strategies.
Jewelry designing is an ancestral technique, that has always required careful crafting and state-of-the-art machines. However, the current skill of craftsmen lies not in the ability to handle a tool, but in understanding it. By comprehending the 3D printing language and its particularities, one can develop an entirely new language of expression.
During the workshop, you will create modeling and fabrication strategies for one of the smallest elements used to embellish the human body - the ring. The challenge will be to design something that is printable that takes into consideration the logic of the machine and that, of course, is aesthetically relevant in the current design paradigm.
Posted on 7 December 2018 | 6:20 am
ENVI_MET is a holistic three-dimensional non-hydrostatic model for the simulation of surface-plant-air interactions. It is very often used to simulate urban environments and to assess the effects of green architecture visions. It is designed for microscale with a typical horizontal resolution from 0.5 to 5 meters and a typical time frame of 24 to 48 hours with a time step of 1 to 5 seconds. This resolution allows analyzing small-scale interactions between individual buildings, surfaces, and plants.
The developer of these new features will show you how to use these them in live demos, such as:
- Modeling 3D buildings with Rhino 6 and Grasshopper to generate ENVI-MET model areas
- Using EPW file to feed simulation file
- Generating SIM file
Posted on 7 December 2018 | 5:40 am
They are using Rhino, Grasshopper, and Karamba to draw and do the calculations of the timber structures. These help them create a parametric grid on the complex surface and transform it into Glulam Beams. They will also be using Rhino to make the shop drawings of the timber beams to send them to their 5-Axis CNC machine; this way they will be able to cut all the pieces in the right angle, making the work faster on site.
Posted on 6 December 2018 | 8:53 am
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In this online class, you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3-D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands.
- Monday, January 21 - 9:00am-11:00am (Orientation)
- Tuesday-Thursday, January 22-24 - 9:00am-1:00pm
- Tuesday-Thursday, January 29-31 - 9:00am-1:00pm
All times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST). Calculate your time zone.
Ask questions and interact with the class and instructor in our live, online training. All sessions will be recorded and posted for your study and review. If you cannot make a session, you will be able to catch up at your convenience.
The class will be in English using the GoToTraining software.
Notes (what you need for the class):
- Rhino 6 for Windows software installed. The instructor will be using this version.
- Rhino 5 for Windows is acceptable, but not recommended.
- Rhino for Mac is not acceptable software for this class.
- A stable and fast Internet connection.
- A headset/microphone combo.
Posted on 30 November 2018 | 1:58 pm
The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. Organizers have distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair.
The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss.
The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, future-proofing high performance facades, and the changing face of Seattle. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.
Architecture Students and Faculty
Building Envelope Specialists
Posted on 29 November 2018 | 6:29 pm
Jeroen Coenders from White-Lioness will be teaching two courses organised by the Post-academic foundation in the Netherlands. Both courses will be in Dutch and will include Rhino and Grasshopper, Geometry Gym, Karamba 3D and various other plugins.
Parametric Design for the AEC - 6 Dec 2018
This course is suitable for anyone interested in parametric design, from draftsman to engineer, from constructor to contractor. This beginner course starts all the way from the basics without any necessary prior knowledge.
Parametric Design and Digital Twins for AEC - 7 Feb 2019
In this course for advanced students, parametric design will be further examined and you will get the handles for advanced use aimed at constructions: automating via scripting and programming, optimization, configurators and Digital Twin platforms.
Posted on 22 November 2018 | 2:00 am
- Grasshopper Essential Training
- Rhino: Designing for Consumer Electronics
- Product Design: From Sketch to CAD
Posted on 21 November 2018 | 4:21 pm
Our selection includes:
- Rhino 102 training in Spanish
- Grasshopper 101 training in Spanish
- Grasshopper 102 training in Spanish
- Rhino CAM in Spanish
- Rhino Visual Tips 5 in English
- SudoHopper3D in Spanish
- SudoHopper3D in English
Offer valid from November 23rd - November 30th, 2018.
Rhino and Grasshopper courses are pre-recorded videos from past Online courses.
When you purchase, you can stream the videos for 3 months.
What is a RhinoFabStudio? A RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.
Posted on 21 November 2018 | 9:41 am
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Posted on 20 November 2018 | 3:42 pm
Bodies in Formation 3-day Workshop at ACADIA 2018 Mexico City last month.
The workshop was focused on the use of flexible fabric formwork in the casting of plaster and concrete. Building on the work of many architects such as Miguel Fisac as well as the research at Matsys, this workshop explored both analog and digital techniques for the design and simulation of casting using flexible formwork. The workshop was led by architect Andrew Kudless.
Participants learned about Grasshopper and Kangaroo to simulate and explore variations in the constraints on flexible formwork. Also, students worked in groups to develop a collective series of cast wall panels.
Posted on 20 November 2018 | 11:34 am
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